About The Event
Heather Got Raped, is a powerful, autobiographical monologue about the aftermath of Heather Marlowe’s drug-rape and her rape kit that languished at the San Francisco Police Department for three years. Told through a series of linear vignettes, the show exposes the prevailing injustices of rape on a personal, social, and political level while creatively challenging the audience to think about the societal and cultural constructs of victim blaming and violence against women. The story is as unique as it is universal - grappling with emotions that we all experience: shame, doubt, powerlessness, forgiveness and love. Ultimately, Heather Marlowe has taken an experience that would have destroyed the best of us, and turned it into a theatrical, empowering and eye-opening experience for the audience.
ASAP was written in 2010 and is currently being work-shopped in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York with the intent of a full production at a regional theater in 2014. Previous workshop development directors were Gabrielle Roth and Pesha Rudnick. ASAP has been work-shopped at The Phoenix Theater, Counterpulse, The Boxcar Theatre, and Stagewerx in San Francisco as well as at private readings in New York City. Heather was recently interviewed by Ira Glass and ASAP is being considered for a slot on NPR’s: This American Life. ASAP was also featured on San Francisco’s ABC7 news: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/iteam&id=9101385.
Additional supporters of HGR include: San Francisco Women Against Rape, Shalom Bayit – San Francisco, The Center For Investigative Reporting, Human Rights Watch, 5 Rhythms Global, and Actual Films. ASAP is a recent recipient of The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts grant in San Francisco.
About The Organizer
Heather Marlowe (Performer/Playwright) is a multi-talented performer and playwright. She has been performing musically and as a solo theater artist at venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco since 2007. She has studied theater and dance with Kristin Linklater, Paul Binnerts, Gabrielle Roth, Nina Wise, Martha Rynberg, W. Kamau Bell, Simone Forti, and Anna Halprin. Heather has trained with Steve Gardner and Irene Sazar on violin, and vocally with Raz Kennedy. She has studied playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, and creative nonfiction with Carolyn See, Hal Ackerman, and Dee Caruso,. Heather has a B.A. from UCLA.
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